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University of Calgary Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2019

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University of Calgary CEO Elizabeth Cannon
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  • "Low salary, work space is limited(in 19 reviews)

  • "The university has been hurt by bad management and letting genius professors go easily(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing collaborators, good research support.

    Cons

    Managing work-life balance can be difficult.

    University of Calgary2019-09-20
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Administrator 

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay good is good and benefits as well

    Cons

    Management not great, need to changep

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    University of Calgary2019-09-20
  3. "In Situ Combustion"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rating, good professors, environment, friendly people

    Cons

    Sometimes there are some problems related to the funding payment

    University of Calgary2019-09-19
  4. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Developer 

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Job was fine for students

    Cons

    Pay sucked, as per student jobs

    University of Calgary2019-09-18
  5. "Great community"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor 

    I have been working at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    Working here is a great opportunity for networking and community

    Cons

    low pay, union rules restrict how much you can work if youre a student

    University of Calgary2019-09-16
  6. "Very good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very open environment, university setting. A place of ideas. - Decent to good salary. - Lots of perks. 35 hour work week, generous Christmas break, half day off during Stampede, 3 weeks vacation to start, among other things. - Respectful atmosphere. You are treated like an individual and from what I can tell people like working here a lot.

    Cons

    - There is definitely some "dead wood" employees but I guess in a union environment that's to be expected, to some degree.

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    University of Calgary2019-09-13
  7. "Great university"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of resources, career advising, technical/scientifical/career workshops

    Cons

    Extra hours not paid as a scholarship awardee

    University of Calgary2019-09-13
  8. "Nice learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - learning environment -flexible work hour

    Cons

    Not permanent Needs to work more than 40 hours per week

    University of Calgary2019-09-09
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Learning Assistant 

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable pay for the tutoring job

    Cons

    Unable to add more shifts

    University of Calgary2019-09-10
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    "Satisfacory Job Opportunity in Alberta"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Good facility 2. Eligible for the faculty meal plan as an intern 3. Satisfactory salary

    Cons

    Salary is a little bit low as a full-time intern

    University of Calgary2019-09-05
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